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Snooker-Amateur creates a big Surprise

world Cup debutant against five-time world champion – more aptly could be David against Goliath in the Snooker . James Cahill knew so far, probably only the least-Snooker-specialists. But the 23-Year-old was on Wednesday – and how: Cahill qualified as the first Amateur ever for the world Snooker Championships. This starts on Easter Saturday at the famous Crucible, Sheffield.

Cahill can't believe it still that he can compete with the best 32 in the world. "Wow, it's still not all the way down. Crucible, here we come."

But: to be The first Amateur who made it to the Crucible, he was not proud of. As Cahill sees himself as a professional. Finally, he has spent from 2013 to 2017, four years on the professional Tour. "But it is a record. And I'm happy if I can break records."

money was only the beginning of important

Cahill it "nice" that he has reached the world Cup, and he hopes that it is now easier for him, for the Rest of his career. He, the nephew of seven times world champion Stephen Hendry, controls the jump of the best 16 in the world. These players are the only ones that are directly qualified for the world Cup. His joy over the success was able to play and he wanted to hide, but not: "In the Crucible, it's everything I dreamed of as a child, when I started with the Sport."

He thought after the first qualification round, short of money, he had won already 10'000 British pound. After that, it was no longer an issue, "I was just trying to survive the qualification." The Swiss Alexander Ursenbacher had already failed in the first round, Cahill supernatant of all three.

The U-21 European champion of 2013 was among the best 32 in the world. Logically, the question was on whom he would meet in the first round. If he was honest, games do not matter to him, against whom he must compete, said Cahill very professional. "But it wouldn't matter to me, to play against Ronnie." In the venerable Crucible, where since 1977, the world Cup will be held, to meet one of the best players of the present, is already a big incentive.

Who will stop The Rocket?

The second Surprise was followed a day later: Cahill hits in the first round really on the big favorites for the title – Ronnie O'sullivan. The 43-Year-old is aiming for his sixth world Cup Triumph. The Englishman, even The Rocket, belongs to the most spectacular, fastest and most successful player of this sport. His last world title back is six years, but the current world number 1 this year is the clear favorite for the title. But also the Australian Neil Robertson and O'sullivan's compatriot Judd Trump is expected of the title.

Oh Yes, a haircut want to do this to Cahill before the first appearance in the Crucible. We are looking forward to his debut with the new hairstyle.

(editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 20.04.2019, 09:54 PM

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